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Old 07-07-2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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1. MH
2. T5 VHO
3. T5 HO
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Dont really deal with T5s in Reefs. They can be used in a regular fowlr Setup but PC is as far down as id go as coral keeping and even then your only gunna get some medium hadriness softies. ( aka zoas and the like)

Ahh guess Jimbos is alittle better as he added in quality of the brands
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:59 PM   #12
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If you can afford the elect bill for MH. Then I would go for it. They will run very hot.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #13
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Sorry that is what I meant to spell Giesemann. These are the best.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:41 PM   #14
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I'm thinking about the nova extreme pro. It has 6 39w bulbs (236 total watts). The only thing that might deterr me from it is that it doesn't have a shield to protect it from an open top tank...
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #15
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TEK LIGHT T-5, 36" Light Fixture 6 x 39W lamps by Sunlight Supply* - AquaCave
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Ive got a Current USA Sundial and its nice. 4 t5 bulbs, individually contoured reflector, built in timers, moon lights, and splash guard.

Put some ATI t5 bulbs in and its hot!

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:11 PM   #17
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Wow...that light looks really nice. But $400 for a light fixture with NO lights ?? I appreciate your thought though.
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Yea, the only nice thing about that, is you are paying for quality of the fixture. You will have to replace the stock bulbs either way in most fixtures. The stock bulbs that come with current USA ones are pretty much crap.
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Thanks Jimbo7, I didn't know I would need to replace the lights that came with the fixture. I found a MH and T5 combination light at fishneedit.com. Total of 456 watts !!?? Would that be overkill on my tank ??

It has 2 150w MH, and 4 39w T5HO lights..
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...but PC is as far down as id go as coral keeping and even then your only gunna get some medium hadriness softies. ( aka zoas and the like)
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You can have just about any LPS and some of the more forgiving SPS using PCs. There are definitely better lighting setups out there than PC, but PCs aren't junk.
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